This is what I thought as well Steven - but why does Tools -> Advanced -> Scan All Files report list files from Playlists, which are NOT inside the MB music collection at all then ?!
Let me explain:
I'll double check again if wanted - but I'm pretty certain, as this is what made me notice this at all, that the
Tools -> Advanced -> Scan All Files report,
which is asking/offering to 'Remove Files From Collection' listed afterwards, was also listing tracks that only and exclusively live in a playlist, and not in the MB music collection (as they are dead playlist entries by intend - i.e. tracks I had as digital promos, which I played on the radio, then removed/deleted it later from the collection as they were interesting at the time, but did not warrant keeping for me... but, I still am keeping the record for the file/track I played in the playlists that document what I played...).
Hope this makes sense.
Would be great if anyone could test & confirm this, as this would be a bug, if Steven also thinks this additional "functionality", to remove dead entries from playlists, is not meant to be here...
One issue - which makes testing this hard - I did not go through with the removal obviously - as:
- by what the window lists (although it is a bit hard to navigate & get all the info as it only lists the file name) this would destroy/alter my historic playlist files (and there's 100 of those intentionally dead entries in 10+ years of m3u playlists...).
- and, there's no way to 'work' with the 'Remove Files From Collection' window - i.e. try removing a few/subset and see what it does to the files - there's only a binary option, remove all, or none... and in that case, all is not an option for me...
Any ideas / suggestions ?
ps. I just realized, I could test this again, by removing all my actual .m3u playlists, and starting MB with just a few dummy playlists which can be altered... I might do that on the weekend to see if the dead files which exclusively live in a p[laylist, are actually removed from the playlist as well if one were to go ahead with the removal process...